Teasing the Catfish in a Peaceful Reign (Osamaru miyo, hiyakashi namazu)

「治る御代 ひやかし鯰」 (鯰絵)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1855 (Ansei 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Miyao, Nihon no giga (1967), p. 161, fig. 2

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36.8 x 25.4 cm (14 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number

11.38642

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.35946, 11.38642

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection